Structured and Semistructured Inventories
Structured and semistructured interviews are methods of collecting data on psychiatric disorders according to specific diagnostic criteria. They are used primarily for research, but clinicians also find them helpful in clarifying psychiatric diagnoses. The interviews are particularly important because they are the means by which the data are systematically collected for much of modern psychiatric research. Moreover, the validity of research results in many instances depends on the effectiveness of these instruments.
KeywordsDiagnostic Interview Manic Episode Composite International Diagnostic Interview Semistructured Interview Irritable Mood
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